Report: Owners to hold off L.A. relocation vote until January

Owners aren't likely to offer a final decision when they meet in New York City this week.
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No votes are likely slated to take place when NFL owners congregate in New York this week to discuss Los Angeles relocation.

Instead, the league's “relocation committee” is eying a longer timeline that could leak into 2016 before it decides between three teams' proposals, according to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times.

They'll eventually need to decide between St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke's Inglewood plan and the joint plan proposed by the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders. But privately, Farmer reports owners hope that one path distinguishes itself with an extended timeline.

The league also reserves the right to pause the relocation process entirely, according to Farmer's sources.

That seems unlikely. But the NFL does want to take the process slow to ensure long-term stability in America's second-largest market.

(h/t Los Angeles Times)

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